Tagged: peer-to-peer lending

Crowd For Angels Launches £50 Million Bond Investment Opportunity

On Thursday, peer-to-peer lending platform Crowd For Angels reportedly announced the launch of its £50 million bond investment opportunity. This news comes less than a year after Crowd for Angels launched its first crowd bonds, which are described as specially created secured, high-interest products act are… Read More

Federal Reserve Cautions on Peer to Peer Lending: “An alarming growth in defaults calls for further examinations”

The Federal Reserve is out with a disconcerting report regarding the peer to peer lending or marketplace lending industry. According to the authors, Yuliya Demyanyk at the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Elena Loutskina at the University of Virginia, and Daniel Kolliner at the University of Maryland, peer… Read More

Latvian P2P Platform DoFinance Now Available for Investments from Legal Entities

On Tuesday, Latvian peer-to-peer lending platform DoFinance announced it is now available for investments from legal entities. According to the online lender, it is already offering investment options for individuals and is operating in both European and Asian markets. According to DoFinance, for both individuals… Read More

RateSetter Celebrates Seventh Anniversary (Video)

On Thursday, peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter announced it is celebrating its seventh anniversary this weekend. This celebration comes two months after the platform announced its lenders have now delivered more than £2 billion in loans to people and businesses across the UK and in doing so… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Set to Classify Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms As Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Reserve Bank of India recently announced it will be classifying peer-to-peer lending platforms as non-banking financial institutions. According to Economic Times, Sudarshan Sen, executive director of RBI, announced that the regulator is currently waiting for the gazette notifications from the central government for the final… Read More

OnDeck Celebrates 10 Years of Online Lending

On Friday, online lender for small businesses OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) celebrated 10 years of lending. The company stated that to date it has provided more than $7 billion in capital to over 70,000 customers in 700 different industries in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Noah Breslow, CEO… Read More

SoFi Announces: Personal Loans Help People Pay Off More Than $5 Billion In Credit Card Debt

On Monday, online lender SoFi announced its members have cumulatively paid off over $5 billion dollars in credit card debt using its SoFi Personal Loans and getting them out of debt faster with lower interest rates. According to SoFi, members who used SoFi Personal Loans to… Read More

SocietyOne Celebrates Five Year Anniversary Of Helping Customers

Australia-based online lender SocietyOne announced on Monday it is celebrating its five-year anniversary of helping customers achieve their lending needs. This celebration comes less than two months after the lending platform surpassed $300 million in total originations. The lender revealed that more than 13,000 customers thanks… Read More

Funding Circle to Launch New Version of Autobid & Autosell Lending, Investors Will No Longer Be Able to Choose Single Loans

On Monday, Funding Circle announced it is set to launch a new version of its existing Autobid and Autosell lending tools. Funding Circle will be eliminating the option to manually choose which businesses an investor may lend to and which loan parts to sell will be… Read More

RateSetter Withdraws From the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association [u]

On Friday, P2P lending platform RateSetter announced it has withdrawn from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). This news comes less than a month after the online lender was hit with a series of significant operational challenges as several large loans have struggled. RateSetter stated; “Following our… Read More

Funding Circle Revamp: Online Lender Announces New Look & Feel to Platform

On Thursday, online lender Funding Circle announced it is revamping its platform by offering a new look and feel. The lending portal also announced its new motto, Made to Do More. It was revealed: “Since  2010, we’ve been proudly helping small businesses (32,000 and counting!)… Read More

New Milestone: Peer-to-Peer Lender Flender Celebrates First Wave of Successfully Funded SME Loans

The recently launched peer-to-peer lending platform, Flender, announced on Thursday it is celebrating the successful funding of its first batch of SME loans. According to the online lender, companies that received their requested funding include one of Europe’s fastest growing lingerie retailers, a café, and… Read More

Zopa Celebrates Plus Products 1st Birthday

On Friday, peer-to-peer lender Zopa celebrated the one year birthday of its product, Zopa Plus, by taking a look back at its progress over the past twelve months. The product was launched with Zopa Access and Zopa Classic. The platform revealed: “A year to the month… Read More

CEO Tarlochan Garcha: Kuflink Aims to Be UK Market’s Leading P2P Brand

Crowdfund Insider had a chance to interview CEO of Kuflink Tarlochan Garcha to learn more about his company’s platform. Garcha has over 17 years of experience working with two global banks– Barclays and NatWest.  He has worked with companies at all stages:  from inception to start-up and… Read More

P2P Lender Saving Stream Milestone: Value of Outstanding Loan Book Grows By 126% in 2016

On Tuesday, P2P lending platform Saving Stream announced its value of outstanding loan book grew by 126% during 2016. In its year review, Saving Stream stated over the last year, its outstanding loan book increased from approximately £73m in December 2015 to £165m in December… Read More

FICCI Report Explores Promises and Challenges of FinTech in India

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) published a new report in January called “Leveraging the FinTech Opportunities in India” to highlight a number of topics, including digital payments, digital banking, blockchain, and online lending, to name a few. According to FICCI… Read More

UK P2P Lending Comparison Service Orca Money Secures £280,000 During Seed Funding Round Led by TechStart NI

Orca Money successfully secured £280,000 during its seed funding, which was led by TechStart NI. Participants in the round included Halo NI EIS Fund and private investors. Incorporated in 2015 by founders, Iain Niblock and Jordan Stodart, Orca Money is based in Belfast. The company boasts itself as the… Read More

IMF & Dubai to Host FinTech Seminar at World Government Summit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is partnering with Dubai’s Ministry of Finance to co-host a fintech seminar during the 5th World Government Summit that will take place in Dubai between February 12-14, 2017.  Blockchain technology will be a key discussion point during this panel —… Read More

P2P Lender Flender Closes Successful Seedrs Campaign

P2P lending platform Flender has officially closed its successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Originally seeking £500,000, the initiative secured a total of £501,700 from more than 230 investors. As previously reported, Flender is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under Registration Number 657861. The online… Read More

Welendus Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs to Expand Short-Term P2P Lending Platform

Just a few months after joining European accelerator Level39, short-term peer-to-peer lending platform Welendus has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The online lender is seeking £300,000. Founded in 2015, Welendus states it aims to re-define the short-term lending market by introducing a peer-to-peer short-term lending platform and… Read More